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Kameron Messmer
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Sorry about all the "Me" posts... Like all the input I can chew on.
The Show I'm putting together is themed on fears and phobias. redundant I know. It has some magic and some sideshow, here is what I got so far

Fire eating and manipulation for Pyrophobia

needle swallowing/glass walking/blockhead/russian roulette with a nail for Aichmophobia fear of sharp objects

Pulse Stop with a ultrasound monitor for Necrophobia or Thanatophobia- fear of death

But I cant seem to be able to think of many other phobias to go with the effects.
I want a little more diversity than fire, sharp objects and death...
What are other fears that can go with some effects, sideshow or magic?
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I found this list the other day, I hope it inspires you.

http://phobialist.com/

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A Ladder...Balence a Ladder on yor Chin...(Folks have a phobia of walkin under one)....Also, you will be the Only one in Sideshow doin it, cause quite Frankly...it takes practice.....
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Fear of snakes or spiders (Produce one).
Fear of small spaces (Claustrophobia- Escape from a small space).
Fear of ghosts (Any number of bizarrist routines).
Fear of disease (Thomas Medemas Spit Drinking (From his geek magic DVD)- A truly disgusting effect).
Just off the top of my head.
And I like the ladder thing.
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Good call on the ladder Jim. And I had completely forgotten about the spit drinking routine Gwyd
Kameron Messmer
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I have that DVD, but it sounded like the side show community was down on the non real geek stuff...
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In general We are.
But since your are combining magic anyways, go for it.
I doubt the real spit drinkers will really mind.
Notice I did not recommend the glass eating.
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So if it emulating something someone can do as a stunt don't do it? ie, glass eating, sword swallowing etc. what about needle through arm? that is possible both ways? Not that I want to do it either way, it seems risky to do either... but what about that kind of thing?
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On 2010-01-22 13:58, The Curator of the Unusual wrote:
..Also, you will be the Only one in Sideshow doin it, cause quite Frankly...it takes practice.....


Not entirely true.
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It doesn't take practice or wont be the only one doing it?
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I do it.

It takes loads of practice.
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On 2010-01-22 16:45, Freak Prodigy wrote:
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On 2010-01-22 13:58, The Curator of the Unusual wrote:
..Also, you will be the Only one in Sideshow doin it, cause quite Frankly...it takes practice.....


Not entirely true.

Not entirely true times 2.

And that pretty much nails it Kameron- If it is a stunt you could do for real, and someone out there is really doing it, then it is considered bad form to fake it.

And I went through what you are going through. I had a gaffed sword swallow in my act when I started. Talked to one legit swallower and dropped it immediately. I felt awful.
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How do you Gaff a Ladder balance?...However, the taller the ladder...the easiar it is....( We are talkin about Balancing it on his chin...not unsupported Ladder)...
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On 2010-01-22 16:52, Freak Prodigy wrote:
I do it.

It takes loads of practice.


WRONG!!!...Oh sorry, Hee-Hee, Thought I was #3 for a minute...Sorry...Anyhow, if you have ANY coordination at all...I can teach you in a 1/2 hour...Add a week to do it profeciently....
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Yes Jim, provided your neck is strong enough for it, almost any agile person could balance a large ladder, in a short time. But You'd have to agree that to be any good at it, it takes much more than half an hour, or even a week for that matter. You know, being able to stand in one place while doing the balance, or say, juggling while the object is on your chin or balancing bicycles and other large objects that aren't vertically symmetrical.

Forget the big stuff, how about balancing something like a pencil, or a spoon... I took me much longer to be able to do that. Granted most people don't care since the big stuff gets the big applause.



But this is off topic....


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If you have 13 sections in your show you will also be addressing triskaidekaphobia.
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Oooh! I like it Todd... Problem with the ladder is transporting it, and I might not have high enough ceilings at the clubs I'm playing at...
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Brett...

A pencil, spoon, or Lightbulb for that matter does take a long time, However, WE are talkin about ..oh say, a 12 foot Aluminum Ladder...Not juggling while balancing or bicycles...The Best tho is a 20# sledge hammer...as the Audience can really relate to that sucker crashing into ones head...But that is off topic...Ladder is the Key for the moment.....
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On 2010-01-22 19:22, Kameron Messmer wrote:
Oooh! I like it Todd... Problem with the ladder is transporting it, and I might not have high enough ceilings at the clubs I'm playing at...


Dude, most Clubs or buildings have a Ladder lying around.....
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Dude, most Clubs or buildings have a Ladder lying around.....

True... but then I have to buy one to practice with...i know I can probably use it for something else... then my wife will expect me to do work on the house...
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